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Re: Bluetooth GPS Fedora howto



On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 10:27 PM, Valent Turkovic
<valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
> Hi I posted a new howto on my blog.
>
> Bluetooth GPS Fedora howto:
> http://kernelreloaded.blog385.com/index.php/archives/bluetooth-gps-fedora-howto/
>
> I will copy/paste it here but please go to my blog for an always up to
> date version.
>
>
>
> Bluetooth GPS Fedora howto
>
> If you have bluetooth GPS dongle that you have laying around, or can
> borrow one from somebody, and like driving a bike or a car around then
> this is the guide for you.
>
>
> You need to have bluetooth wireless chip already installed on your
> laptop. If you have a laptop or a desktop without bluetooth you can
> buy and use USB bluetooth dongle.
>
>
> You can check if you have a bluetooth and that it is working correctly
> using this command:
> hcitool dev
>
>
>
> Then let's make sure you have bluetooth service running:
> service bluetooth status
>
>
> if it is not running just start it with:
> service bluetooth start
>
>
> Turn on your bluetooth GPS dongle and find its bluetooth mac address
> with this command:
> hcitool scan
> Scanning …
> 00:1E:EE:00:11:22 LG KU990
> 00:02:78:99:FF:00 SJ GPS
> 00:12:EE:55:00:FF Device01
>
>
> If you find more than one bluetooth device you should know the name of
> your GPS dongle. My GPS dongle has a "GPS" in its name so it is easy
> to catch its mac address: 00:02:78:99:FF:00 (SJ GPS)
>
>
> You need to install gpsd and setup bluetooth config files, so let's
> first install gpsd:
> yum install gpsd -y
>
>
> Then you need to edit bluetooth config file so that gpsd connects
> automatically to GPS bluetooth dongle.
>
> su -
> gedit -etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf
>
>
> and add these lines:
>
>
> rfcomm0 {
> # Automatically bind the device at startup
> bind yes;
>
> # Bluetooth address of the device
> device 00:12:EE:55:00:FF;
>
> # RFCOMM channel for the connection
> channel 1;
>
> # Description of the connection
> comment "GPS Bluetooth dongle";
> }
>
>
> After reboot check if you have /dev/rfcomm0 device with:
> ls -al /dev/rfcomm0
>
>
> If after reboot (or you don't wan't to reboot) you still don't have
> /dev/rfcomm0 then just issue this command:
> rfcomm bind rfcomm0
>
>
> Now start gpsd daemon:
> gpsd /dev/rfcomm0
>
>
> Now you can start having fun! :)
>
>
> Install gps applications like tangogps, gpsdrive and gpsbabel.
> su -
> yum install tangogps gpsdrive gpsbabel
>
>
> Now just start tangogps and gpsdrive and enjoy…


Thanks for the post! This is very cool :)

I assume this is on Fedora 9? Have you tried it on Fedora 10?

Steve


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